Agya Koo, a veteran Ghanaian actor, says that the fall of the Kumawood movie industry was because he wasn’t getting enough parts at the time.
Agya Koo told the Kumasi-based radio station Ezra FM that being left out at the time had a big effect on the industry, especially since he is still the most recognizable Ghanaian actor.
“They put me on the back burner, and now they say that the rise of CDs caused the industry to fail, which is not true.” “But they won’t accept this,” Agya Koo said with sadness.
The experienced actor talked about how busy Kumawood used to be and how his name was linked to Ghanaian movies, especially among Ghanaians who lived outside of Ghana, especially in the USA.
He stressed that when people asked about Ghanaian movies, the main question would always come up:
“Is Agya Koo in the cast?” His argument was that this showed how marketable and powerful he was before he was taken out of the picture.
“Agya Koo’s name came up when people wanted to watch Ghanaian movies, even though I wasn’t the only actor at the time.” He asked, “Why didn’t they ask for someone else’s name?”
Agya Koo’s downfall happened around the same time that CDs came out, which some people in the business say was the main reason for Kumawood’s fall. In contrast, Agya Koo says that being left outplayed a bigger part.
“The rise of CDs may have played a part, but it’s not the main reason. Agya Koo said, “I was the one who got people to the movies, and when I was taken out of the picture, the business started to go downhill.”